Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

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Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State

|9780822956679|Lima, 1970–1990|Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State offers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor saw themselves and their neighborhoods and how they behaved and organized to provide their neighborhoods with basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions from Albert Hirschman and an analytical framework from Verba and Nie, Dietz produces findings that hold great interest for comparativists and students of political behavior in general.| Henry Dietz| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Latin America / South America Political Science / General Political Science / Political Process / Elections Political Science / Public Policy /…

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Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence against Women

|9780822957744|A Cross-National Comparison| Violence against women is one of the most insidious social ills facing the world today. Yet governmental response is inconsistent, ranging from dismissal to aggressive implementation of policies and programs to combat the problem. In her comparative study of thirty-six democratic governments, Laurel Weldon examines the root causes and consequences of the differences in public policy from Northern Europe to Latin America.She reveals that factors that often influence the development of social policies do not determine policies on violence against women. Neither economic level, religion, region, nor the number of women in government determine governmental responsiveness to…

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Opposing Currents

|9780822958543|The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America| This volume focuses on women in Latin America as stakeholders in water resources management. It makes their contributions to grassroots efforts more visible, explains why doing so is essential for effective public policy and planning in the water sector, and provides guidelines for future planning and project implementation. After an in-depth review of gender and water management policies and issues in relation to domestic usage, irrigation, and sustainable development, the book provides a series of case studies prepared by an interdisciplinary group of scholars and activists. Covering countries throughout the hemisphere,…

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Primary Medical Care in Chile

|9780822985709|Accessibility under Military Rule|Since Pinochet's regime assumed power in 1973, the Chilean public medical system has been incrementally disassembled in favor of private enterprise, modeled after U.S. HMOs. Scarpaci assembles data ranging from interviews with patients to income statements and balance sheets from the National Health Service System, National Health Fund, and National Statistics Institute to view the financial and cultural impediments imposed by the Pinochet system that have compromised and effectively limited health care accessibility for Chile's adult population.| Joseph L. Scarpaci| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science /…

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The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice

|9780822954637|Beyond the Market Paradigm| Combining philosophy with practical politics, an expanding area of policy studies applies moral precepts, critical principles, and conventional values to collective decisions. This evolving new approach to policy analysis asserts that the same variety of ethical principles available to the individual are also available to make collective decisions in the public interest and should be used.Although policy analysis has long been dominated by assumptions originally developed for the examination of markets, such as efficiency, these essays by leading scholars – the best work done in the field over the past three decades – explore alternatives to…

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